Blue Moon at West Island
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fairhaven cottage description
WELCOME TO THE DISTINCTIVE COTTAGE COLLECTION ON WEST ISLAND AND SCONTICUT NECK PRESENTED BY HOWE ALLEN REALTY.
The home that you are previewing is the second oldest homestead on the island. Thoroughly renovated in 2007, the home's history has been preserved. Partially constructed from reclaimed ship timbers dating from the 18th century and complemented with materials that reflect an island vernacular this home is a favorite of return guests.
A galley-style kitchen featuring a gas range, microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator allow you to cook up a feast of seafood. One and a half bathrooms as well as an outdoor shower reduce the wait for a bathroom if you are sharing the home with others.
Two bedrooms, one with Queen bed the other with two twin beds are on opposite sides of the home. Additional sleeping can be found on the full-sized sofa. A front-loading washer/dryer complete the appliance package.
Additional amenities include 27' LCD HDTV, Surround Sound and high-speed wireless internet access. We also have a variety of games and books for your enjoyment.
IF WE ARE BOOKED FOR THE WEEK THAT YOU WANT, PLEASE EMAIL US ANYWAY AS WE MAY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE PROPERTY AVAILABLE.
A little information about the area:
West Island is one of the South Coast's best kept secrets. Located in Buzzard's bay, this small residential-only Island offers the visitor and resident peace and quiet or access to any number of action-packed pursuits.
Over half the island is State Conservation land offering many nature trails, wildlife viewing and truly impressive vistas. There are several choices for ocean access; the protected water (bayside) beach or the Buzzard's Bay beach (voted the #3 town beach in all of New England).
Originally farmland, the past two centuries have seen West Island gradually change to a vacation destination for locals who know what a gem they have so close to home. It is not uncommon to meet others during your stay who have been vacationing here for decades or who's family has owned the same home for nearly a century.
While maintaining its charm, West Island has also kept pace with technology. City Water and Sewer, high-speed internet, satellite television are just some of the amenities you will find while on our island.
Within 4 miles you will find two large supermarket chains, department stores as well as other well-known chain establishments. West Island is a mere 60 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Newport and under half an hour from the Bourne or Sagamore bridges.
This is an actual review by a renter:
Our family of 3 just returned from a wonderful week stay – it was idyllic and quiet in an up-dated cozy clean cottage with coastal personality, a place where you can set your own pace and be at ease – a terrific vacation or get-away solution.
The owners are conscientious yet realistic in the care and thought put into their home and yard. Daily family operations are easy with state of the art appliances and many stores and restaurant choices near by, but not too near. We were very comfortable hanging out, and felt very safe with open doors and coming and going to the local beach or for one of many local walks and bike rides. We let our 13 year old bike solo on the island to explore – can you tell we’re from the city?
Our rainy day plans for the New Bedford art galleries and Whaling Museum never transpired - we were too happy on island (and it never rained!). But there is plenty to do close by with Westport, the winery and Horseneck beach, Dartmouth and shopping, and a tour of the town of Fairhaven should one need diversions.
We made great use of the fenced landscaped yard and deck for meals and many games, and kept up with work and emails via the wireless connection. The beds were perfect and the outdoor shower a plus. We hope to return and enjoy the south coast light, and changing seasons.
Keywords: Cottage, Single family home, vacation home, beach house, cabin, last minute deals
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Outdoor shower, patio furniture, storage shed
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a great time at Blue Moon. The weather was awesome, too! We have stayed at many vacation homes and Blue Moon was one of the best!. It is very dog friendly.There was a dish of fresh water waiting for our thirsty pooches!! So thoughtful and appreciated. The yard is fully fenced in. Nice deck and a short jaunt to the beach. Shopping and sight-seeing near-by. Thanks again for the use of your wonderful home!
- Guest Jill and Murray (Bariie Ontario)
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Beautifully maintained and decorated cottage just like the webpage photos. Cozy, yet spacious feel with the high ceilings & lovely garden area outside. Everything we needed for a great vacation. High quality fixtures and appliances. Nice quiet neighborhood, easy access to the beach and other activities.
- Guest Gisele / Gigi (York, PA, USA)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
I'm not sure I want to write this!
I'm not sure I want to write this!
If I say what I really feel about Blue Moon and West Island, I'm worried that too many people will discover what we've discovered. That this place is the best!! And that West Island is the best kept secret in the best kept secret - namely Fairhaven and the South coast of Massachusetts. Our two weeks here were just what we needed. First we met Tim and Howe upon arrival to find out that they were on Chronicle's Main Roads and Back Streets. The pictures and information are true representations of what you'll find here. There were no surprises except happy ones. The gardens were beautiful. Coming home from the beach to have a cocktail, glass of wine or a cold beer in this setting puts you in a relaxed state of mind. Once you cross the causeway, you're in another world. Totally peaceful. We had a few visitors who felt the same way. There was so much to do if you wanted or needed to get off the beach. Don't miss the architectural/historical tours of Fairhaven, plenty of shops, great seafood, challenging golf courses - all within fifteen minutes of crossing that causeway. Blue Moon is an oasis of peace and quiet. We strongly recommend it. It fit our needs to a "T." And Howe and Tim are great owners who were always available to answer questions when they came up. Thank you again. Hope to see you in the future.
- Guest Steve (Milton, MA)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We are so pleased that you found the peace and serenity of West Island and the gardens of Blue Moon restful. It's true, sharing your experiences will undoubtedly be enticing to others also seeking a place "to get away from it all", but rest assured, when you ready to return, we welcome you back with open arms. Here's hoping that you find other places between now and then which provide you with similar experiences.
My husband, mom, best friend and me just returned home from a fabulous week long vacation at blue moon. The home was so adorable and had every amenity possible. The finshings in the kitchen, floors and bathroom were top of the line. the beds were also very comfortable. The yard is spectacular- perfect for reading, eating, and watching the pups play. The outdoor shower was also convievant for rising off after a trip to the nearby, beautiful beach. My mom walked at least 3 times a day all over the island and found the neighbors and neighborhood to be very friendly. There are also plenty of eateries, grocery stores, and other chain-type stores within 5 miles of the cottage (the pasta house and Thai restaurant were yummy and scramblers, a breakfast/lunch establishment had amazing service at very reasonable prices!). The owner was very nice and answered all my questions at check in and even checked in on us the next day. My husband and I are already contemplating our next trip to blue moon as we highly recommend this vacation spot!
- Guest lab334 (Harrisburg, PA)
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners.
What a fantastic getaway for two...or for a few:). One of the first noticeable traits was the care of the property. Clearly the owners take great pride in their home paying attention to landscaping and the upkeep of the home itself. Plenty of space in the driveway for two cars, but even more room available right out front. Despite what appears to be a small home, inside you will find plenty of BIG surprises. A cozy living room with a fireplace, a beautiful kitchen with all the essentials, comfortable bedrooms and even an outdoor shower. The large deck makes for a great gathering space and the sizeable yard suitable for get togethers or a place for your pet to roam around happily. We enjoyed the neighborhood, neighbors and were within walking distance of the beach - always a bonus! The best part is if you need something from a store you are a mere 5 minute drive, or 20 minute bike ride to several markets in Fair Haven. We will definitely be staying here again! A true gem on West Island!
- Guest Christina (New York)
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners.
What a delightful cottage!
What a delightful cottage!
Howe, thinking of you and the Blue Moon and hoping you're safe from Hurricane Sandy's wrath. We had such a wonderful time at your cottage and really hated to leave. Everything was just as described and just immaculate. It was the perfect size and ambiance for two daughters wanting some quality time with their mother. Plus the cottage was perfectly situated for our little day trips to Boston, Plymouth and Martha's Vineyard. You were so accommodating and gracious and we'll never forget our week at the Blue Moon!
- Guest Deb (Dayton, Ohio)
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/31/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are happy that you were here before the hurricane and hope that the weather was agreeable. We did fare well during the storm with no damage, thank goodness and we are definitely feeling fortunate given what damage was suffered by our neighbors to the south in NY and NJ. We wish you a pleasant Autumn and hope that you will return to West Island and Blue Moon in the future.
Perfect Getaway Spot!
Perfect Getaway Spot!
My husband and just spent 4 days in this wonderful cottage to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It is a beautiful place with wonderful amenities, including wifi and central AC, upscale amenities and more. The home feels spacious and is beautifully decorated; the outside deck is large and the gardens are simply gorgeous. Howe was responsive to any questions we had and I'd highly recommend renting any property from him. The island itself is wonderful with beaches and conservation land close by. We brought our bikes and road all over as there is so little traffic. We road through the state land and out to a beautiful and secluded rocky beach where there is lots of sea glass for collecting. We also spent an afternoon at the town beach and parking was only $6 when we told them we were renting a property on the island. This is a secluded and peaceful spot, perfect for a romantic get away and we are already planning our next visit!
- Guest Carole (East Bridgewater, MA)
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/23/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We were so pleased to have you spend such a special occasion at Blue Moon. It has been the site for many joyous events and we are glad to add your anniversary to that list. We hope that we will be honored with your return to West Island next year for your 16th wedding anniversary celebration and many, many more to come. All the best!
We stayed at Blue Moon for a week while visiting the Boston area and loved it! This cottage is very quaint and comes with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Everything was very clean and in working condition. The beds and bedding offered a comfortable night's sleep. Fairhaven has wonderful water views and gives a private setting with its small community. This location is a bit off the beaten path but a manageable distance to many tourist locations with a rental car. We loved our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting this area!
- Guest Debbie (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 10/27/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on West Island. We are off the beaten path which is what many of our guests love, but having a bit of civilization just a 10 minute drive away is comforting to those who need that infrastructure. We hope you will come back to Blue Moon and visit us again.
Ideal Retreat for One and All
Ideal Retreat for One and All
Blue Moon provided more than a clean, well-appointed, comfortable home-away-from-home. Blue Moon is integral to the fabric of fond memories when friends and family gathered to celebrate Mom’s 80th birthday and our parent’s 52nd Wedding Anniversary. The descriptions and pictures are accurate and show the thoughtful attention to detail and comforts we enjoyed during our vacation. Thank you for all you have done to create this gem on lovely West Island. While perfect for couples, families and friends I would also recommend Blue Moon and West Island for the individual traveler. This oasis offers peace, security, comfort, and solitude without a sense of abandonment. It is a place to unwind, contemplate, create, and refresh.
- Guest Louise (Gardena, CA)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 10/06/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We are delighted that you found Blue Moon to be a comfortable home to celebrate your family's special occasions. We hope to have you visit West Island again for the 81st birthday celebrations as well. Thank you for your review.
Blue Moon, West Island, MA
Blue Moon, West Island, MA
What a lovely cottage!! Our overall experience was the best due to all the great amenities........it was great not having to lug all our own linens and to have a washer/dryer was wonderful not to mention AC, WiFi, cable, surround sound and all the other things. The cottage itself is just beautiful with it's history and the fabulous attention to art work and decorating......PERFECT!!
- Guest Liz (Connecticut)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 09/09/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet owners.
Owner response: We are so pleased you were able to stay at Blue Moon. We hope it made for a great launching off point for all your Southcoast festivities. Please join us again next year.
All weeks July and August $1800 All weeks except for July and August $1500 Damage waiver required in lieu of security deposit. Pets with Prior Approval. $100 cleaning fee per rental period. 10% discount for multiple week rentals when booked together. 20% deposit to reserve. 20% due 30 days prior to arrival. Balance due on arrival. Landlord is Licensed MA Real Estate Salesperson **Ask about utilities charge
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Howe Allen is Broker/Owner of Howe Allen Realty in Boston, MA.
Why the Owner Chose Fairhaven:
West Island is an amazing getaway; so close to Boston, yet a world away.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Attention to detail and the comfort of our guests.
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Front of Cottage
Master Bedroom with French doors to rear deck
European appliances and butcher-block countertops in the kitchen.
Side Deck with Grill, picnic table, seating and lovely perennials
Master bathroom with Italian mosaic tiles and seat
Another view of living
More expansive view of rear fenced-in yard
Entertainment center, complete with DVD, LCD TV and surround sound.
Living Room with vaulted ceilings and wood-burning fireplace
Dining Room with soaring vaulted ceilings revealing reclaimed-ships timbers used
Outdoor shower with hot and cold running water
Front bedroom with exposed beams
Another view of dining room
Exterior front of cottage
Another view of master bedroom
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